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Dental Hygiene, B.S.

Requirements

This is a Bachelor Completion program, meaning you must first have a two year degree in dental hygiene to apply and be accepted. Please refer to our website at inyectomotriz.com/dental and/or call us at 801-863-7536 or 7592 for specific information about the application process. The BS degree builds on the AAS degree in dental hygiene. The BS degree consists of 120 credits and builds on the credits already earned in the AAS program. This degree can be for those who want to:  increase their knowledge in their field, move onto an advanced degree, become a hygiene faculty and teach, work for private companies, research work for the government, become a mid-level provider or want to improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills. This degree is aimed at the working professional, as the Dental Hygiene courses are offered on-line.  There is not a clinical component. There are also no special fees involved. The first four (4) semesters and AAS pre-requisites are listed. You must have completed your AAS degree before you can matriculate into the BS program. Because applicants will present with a variety of previous courses already taken, the following plan is only meant to be a guide. It is based on a student completing the UVU AAS Dental Hygiene Degree. Once you have applied, and are in the BS program, you must speak with the Department of Dental Hygiene advisor to help you customize a plan that works for you.

Online Degree Plan

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Completion of an AA, AS, or AAS degree in dental hygiene from an accredited program with department permission
General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3.0)
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3.0)
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3.0)
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3.0)
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3.0)
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3.0)
Complete the following:
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values  (3.0)
or PHIL 205G Ethics and Values (strongly suggested) 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness  (2.0)
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:
  BIOL 1010 General Biology (fulfills Biology) 3
 or BIOL 1610 College Biology I (4.0)  
  CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry for the Health Sciences (fulfills Physical Science) 4
  ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy (fulfills additional Biology or Physical Science) 3
  Fine Arts 3
  COMM 1050 Introduction to Speech Communication (fulfills Humanities) 3
or COMM 1020 Public Speaking  (3.0)  
  SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science) 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 70 Credits
Complete the following:
  MICR 2060 Microbiology for Health Professions 3
  MICR 2065 Microbiology for Health Professions Laboratory 1
  ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
  ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology 3
and ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Laboratory 1
  NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
  PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
or PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span  (3.0)  
  DENT 1010 Dental Hygiene I 3
  DENT 1015 Dental Hygiene I Preclinical lab 2
  DENT 1020 Oral Anatomy and Physiology 4
  DENT 1030 Dental Materials 2
  DENT 1040 Dental Hygiene II 3
  DENT 1045 Dental Hygiene II Clinical 3
  DENT 1050 Clinical Dental Radiography 1
  DENT 1055 Clinical Dental Radiography Lab 1
  DENT 1060 General and Oral Pathology 2
  DENT 1070 Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office 1
  DENT 2020 Dental Pharmacology 3
  DENT 206G Oral Public Health 3
  DENT 3010 Dental Anesthesiology 3
  DENT 3015 Dental Hygiene III Clinical 4
  DENT 3030 Periodontology 3
  DENT 3040 Dental Hygiene IV 2
  DENT 3045 Dental Hygiene IV Clinical 4
  DENT 3050 Dental Hygiene Seminar 1
  DENT 3060 Advanced Dental Hygiene Public Health 2
  DENT 3200 Teaching the Dental Hygiene Patient 2
  DENT 4200 Teaching the Dental Hygiene Student 2
  DENT 4300 Dental Hygiene Capstone 1
  DENT 489R Undergraduate Research in Dental Hygiene 3
 or HLTH 4600 Research Methods for Community Health (3.0)  
Elective Requirements 14 Credits
Take 14 credits from the following electives: 14
  DENT 3100 Office and Private Practice for the Dental Hygienist (3.0)  
  DENT 406G Global Community Health Project (3.0)  
  DENT 481R Internship in Dental Hygiene (1.0)  
  DENT 490R Special Topics in Dental Hygiene (3.0)  
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology (3.0)  
  ENTR 3170 Entrepreneurship (3.0)  
  HLTH 3200 Principles of Community Health (3.0)  
  HLTH 3260 Theory-Based Approaches to Modifying Health Behavior (3.0)  
  HLTH 3700 Grant Writing (3.0)  
  HLTH 3800 Epidemiology (3.0)  
  HLTH 4200 Health Education Teaching Methods (3.0)  
  HLTH 4300 Community Health Ethics (3.0)  
  HLTH 440G Health and Diversity GI (3.0)  
  HLTH 4500 Public Health Administration (3.0)  
  MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior (3.0)  
  MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing (3.0)  
  SOC 3430 Sociology of Education (3.0)  
  Other advisor approved upper division elective  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 credits semester credits
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.5 or above. All courses must have "C-" or higher.
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with 10 hours earned during the last 45 hours
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements
  5. A minimum of 40 upper division credit hours
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track365体育官方网址.

365体育官方网址Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

These are prerequisite courses that must be complete before applying to the AAS Dental Hygiene program. Please contact the Pre-Dental Hygiene Academic Advisor in LC 404, 801-863-6484 for more information on applying to the  program.
Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or 1005 Intro to Writing 3
MATH 1030/40/50 Quant. Reasoning, Stats, or College Algebra 4
COMM 1020 Public Speaking 3
SOC 1010 Intro to Sociology 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
BIOL 1610 College Biology 3
NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
Fine Arts See Catalog 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
CHEM 1110 Chem. For  Health Sciences 4
ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy 3
ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Lab 1
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health or Fitness For Life 2
PHIL 2050 Ethics & Values 3
  Semester total: 13
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology 3
ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Lab 1
MICRO 2620 Microbiology for Health Professions 3
MICRO 2625 Microbiology for Health Professions Lab 1
American Institutions See Catalog 3
  Semester total: 11
Upon acceptance into Dental Hygiene program, students will be required to take the following AAS/BS courses. *Designates BS level courses if desired.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
DENT 1010 Dental Hygiene I 3
DENT 1015 Dental Hygiene I Preclinical Lab 2
DENT 1020 Oral Anatomy & Physiology 4
DENT 1070 Medical Emergencies 1
DENT 1050 Clinical Dental Radiography 1
DENT 1055 Clinical Dental Radiography Lab 1
DENT 489R Research in Dental Hygiene 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
DENT 2020 Dental Pharmacology 3
DENT 1040 Dental Hygiene II 3
DENT 1045 Dental Hygiene  II Clinical 3
DENT 1030 Dental Materials 2
DENT 1060 General and Oral Pathology 2
DENT 4200 Teaching the Dental Hygiene Student 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
DENT 3010 Dental Hygiene III 3
DENT 3015 Dental Hygiene III Clinical 4
DENT 3030 Periodontology 3
DENT 206G Community Health Dental Hygiene 3
DENT 3100 Office & Private Practice for the DH 2
DENT 489R Research in Dental Hygiene 3
  Semester total: 18
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
DENT 3040 Dental Hygiene IV 2
DENT 3045 Dental Hygiene IV Clinical 4
DENT 3050 Dental Hygiene Seminar 1
DENT 4300 Dental Hygiene Capstone 1 to 4
DENT 481R Internship in Dental Hygiene 1 to 4
DENT 3060 Advanced Dental Hygiene Public Health 2
  Semester total: 11 to 17
Semester 9 Course Title Credit Hours
DENT 3200 Teaching the Dental Hygiene Patient 3
DENT 406G Global Community Health Project 3
DENT 490R Special Topics in Dental Hygiene 3
  Semester total: 9
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name:

Allied Health

Location:

365体育官方网址Health Professions Building West Campus, 987 S Geneva Rd Orem, UT HP 142

Telephone:365体育官方网址

365体育官方网址801-863-7536

Email:365体育官方网址

meridee.chilton@inyectomotriz.com

Web Address:

inyectomotriz.com/dental/

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Mission Statement

365体育官方网址The mission statement of Utah Valley University Allied Health Program is to provide leadership and scholarship in educating Dental Hygienists and Respiratory Therapists. Our graduates will improve the quality of health for diverse populations by advancing the delivery systems and science of Allied Health through inter-professional collaboration while adhering to professional standards.

The Department of Allied Health also seeks to positively impact the education of its students and the delivery of Dental Hygiene and Respiratory Therapy services to the public by fulfilling the goals below:

  • To provide quality progressive dental hygiene and respiratory therapy education using the latest evidence based research.
  • To prepare Dental Hygiene and Respiratory Therapist graduates to possess the knowledge, values, ethics, and skills to provide optimal care. Dental Hygiene and Respiratory Therapy will show this through demonstrated competencies.
  • To maintain and expand oral (Dental Hygiene) and cardiopulmonary (Respiratory Therapy) health care provided to diverse populations through clinical services and community outreach programs.
  • To increase the visibility of the department within the university and profession.

 
 

Allied Health

 

Program Information

365体育官方网址Our program offers an Associate in Applied Science as well as a Bachelor Completion degree in Dental Hygiene, and an Associate of Applied Science Pre-Professional Respiratory Therapy and Bachelor of  Science in Respiratory Therapy (students admitted into the program will work with the Respiratory Therapy Program Director and/or Director of Clinical Education).

Students are required to follow departmental infection control policies and procedures that are based on OSHA regulations and CDC recommendations. They must meet the health and safety requirements participating facilities require of their employees. These requirements must be met prior to enrollment in Dental Hygiene 1010 and in Respiratory Therapy courses:

  1. Documentation of current immunization for Tetanus, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Hepatitis B, and Negative Mantoux for tuberculosis. (negative chest x-ray if Mantoux is contra indicated/positive). Students may refuse any immunization by signing a waiver and release from liability. Immunization may also be waived with documentation of acceptable titer or written documentation from a physician of immunization risk. 
  2. Current CPR certification (American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Providers, American Red Cross Health Care Provider, or National Safety Council); certification must remain current throughout academic program. Students will have professional liability insurance through UVU’s comprehensive liability insurance policy. This liability insurance is in effect when students are performing within the scope of their assigned clinical/laboratory activities and under the supervision of Department of Allied Health faculty and supervising dentists.

365体育官方网址The Department of Allied Health adheres to UVU policy allowing students, staff or faculty with AIDS, ARC, or HIV to participate in all phases of College life within established College policies. The Department will respect the confidentiality of individuals with AIDS, ARC, or HIV insofar as the safety of others is not in question. College policy is not to test students, faculty or staff for the AIDS virus. See Policy A-9.1 for full college policy. State Licensure requirements may consider health status. Applicants with questions regarding Licensure policies should contact the licensing division of the state(s) in which they intend to seek Licensure following graduation.

Admission Requirements

365体育官方网址Admission to UVU does not constitute admission to any of the Dental Hygiene or Respiratory Therapy Programs. Admission to the programs requires a separate and competitive admission process.

For specific admission criteria, please visit inyectomotriz.com/dental for Dental Hygieneor inyectomotriz.com/chps/departments/respiratory-health.html for Respiratory Therapy . Feel free to contact the Department of Allied Health at 801-863-7536 or 801-863-6974, or e-mail a request for information to kdockstader@inyectomotriz.com for Dental Hygiene or fullmede@inyectomotriz.com for Respiratory Therapy .

All applicants will be notified by mail of their admission status. No telephone or in-person requests for admission status will be answered. Students not admitted for the semester of application must reapply for the next application period and compete with the new pool for admission. There is no waiting list for either program.

Transfer of Credits

365体育官方网址For information regarding the transfer of credits from other institutions of higher learning for general education and required courses, other than Dental Hygiene and Respiratory Thearpy courses, please contact the Graduation and Transfer Services office (BA 114g, telephone 801-863-8438). For Dental Hygiene and Respiratory Therapy courses, contact the Department of Allied Health after you have been notified of acceptance into the AAS program.

Degree

The Department of Allied Health reserves the right to modify the curriculum as needed to meet accreditation requirements and changes in the profession.

 
 
Programs

 

Dental Hygiene

 Students interested in the Dental Hygiene program but are not yet admitted, will need to see one of the pre-dental hygiene advisors in the Academic Counseling center.  These advisors will assist you with the planning of the pre-requisites needed to apply to the program.

365体育官方网址Students admitted into the AAS or BS Dental Hygiene Program will need to contact the Dental Hygiene advisor.

The Dental Hygiene AAS program prepares graduates to take the Dental Hygiene National Board Examination, and all Regional or State Board Exams to apply for state licensure.* Completion of the program prepares graduates to enter private practice as competent dental hygiene professionals. The program is competency based and student centered in nature. The program focuses on developing the knowledge and skill needed in dental hygiene while it strives to develop student problem solving and critical thinking skills, communication skills and teaching/education skills. The curriculum also develops student professionalism and promotes lifelong learning, community awareness, engagement and service.

365体育官方网址* Applicants to the AAS Dental Hygience program, who have questions about their potential for licensure in a particular state, should contact that state’s board of dental hygiene.

The AAS program is a competitive admission program. Please refer to our department website for a complete description of our application process and requirements. You may call our office with any questions.

365体育官方网址You must apply and be officially accepted into our program to declare yourself a dental hygiene major in order to begin taking Dental Hygiene courses.

365体育官方网址The AAS curriculum includes a total of 82 credits including prerequisites. These pre-requisite courses must be taken before applying to the Dental Hygiene Program:

  • CHEM 1110 Chemistry for the Health Professions
  • ENGL 1010 College Writing
  • MATH: One of the following.-1030, 1035, 1040, or 1045
  • ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy Lecture
  • ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Lab
  • ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology
  • ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Lab

365体育官方网址Please be aware that some of the above prerequisites have their own prerequisites. Please contact the Biology Department for information on their prerequisites for the Human Anatomy and Human Physiology courses and the Chemistry Department for their prerequisites for CHEM 1110

The Bachelor Completion Program includes a total of 120 credits. It builds on the credits received in the AAS program. Please refer to our department website for information concerning the application process, required courses and other important information. Bear in mind that students need their two year degree in dental hygiene prior to matriculating into this program.

One important pre-requisite to entering the Bachelor program is an Associate level degree in dental hygiene from an accredited school in the United States. The Associate level degree must be transferable to the USHE higher education system. 

Costs for the AAS Dental Hygiene program include a $3175 program fee per semester for four (4) semesters, in addition to UVU tuition and laboratory fees (these costs are subject to change). Students are required to purchase their own dental instruments, some clinical supplies, and uniforms. Students are responsible for transportation to the clinic and other clinical sites, as well as other field experiences and any State, Regional or National boards and licensing.

The AAS Dental Hygiene program can be challenging academically, in the amount of time involved on campus, and at clinical experiences. Students should plan for some evening and weekend clinical experiences in dental hygiene courses. While volunteer patients come to the clinic for treatment, students should seek patients for some clinical experiences, and are ultimately responsible for obtaining their clinical patients.

365体育官方网址The BS Dental Hygiene program does not entail a special fee or clinical component.

365体育官方网址Students in either the AAS or BS program will be informed of additional departmental policies following admission to the program.

365体育官方网址Upon successful completion of national, state and regional exams, graduates are eligible for positions in private dental offices, public health programs, school health programs, dental hygiene education and research.

Advisory Committee:

365体育官方网址Dr George Bailey; Rella Christensen RDH PH.D; Melinda Reich RDH; Dr Rob Baird,  Michelle Martin, RDH, Kristie Kapp RDH; Josh Robinson, RDH; Mikele Rumbaugh, RDH.

Accreditation:

The Utah Valley University Dental Hygiene Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The Commission on Dental Accreditation, which operates under the auspices of the American Dental Association, is a peer review mechanism that include the involvement of members of the discipline, the broad educational community, employers, practitioners, then dental licensing community and public members. All of these groups participate in a process designed to ensure educational quality.

365体育官方网址The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at:

211 East Chicago Avenue Chicago IL 60611
365体育官方网址 (312) 440-4653

The Department of Allied Health has a working Dental Hygiene clinic serving the general public.  Clinic appointments can be made by calling 801-863-7608.

 

Respiratory Therapy

Students interested in applying to the Respiratory Therapy program please contact the Academic Counseling Center

The Respiratory Therapy program is competency based and student centered in nature. The program focuses on developing the knowledge and skill needed in respiratory care while striving to develop student problem solving and critical thinking skills, communication skills and teaching/education skills. The curriculum also develops student professionalism and promotes lifelong learning, community awareness, engagement and service.

365体育官方网址* Applicants to the Respiratory Therapy program, who have questions about their potential for licensure in a particular state, should contact that state’s board of respiratory care.

365体育官方网址The AAS program is a competitive admission program. Please refer to our department website for a complete description of our application process and requirements. Call our office with any questions.

You must apply and be officially accepted into our program to declare yourself a Respiratory Therapy major in order to begin taking Respiratory Therapy courses.

365体育官方网址 The AAS curriculum includes a total of 62 credits including prerequisites. These pre-requisite courses must be taken before applying to the Respiratory Therapy Program:

The Bachelor of Science program includes a total of 122 credits. It builds on the credits received in the AAS program. Please refer to our department website for information concerning the application process, required courses and other important information. Bear in mind that students will complete the AAS degree in Pre-Proessional Respiratory Therapy prior to matriculating into the BS program.

The Respiratory Therapy program is challenging both academically and in the amount of time involved on campus and at clinical experiences. Students should plan for day, evening and weekend shifts during the Respiratory Therapy clinical course work. Students will learn new skills and will perform patient care and education in the clinical setting.

365体育官方网址Students in either the AAS or BS program will be informed of additional departmental policies following admission to the program.

Upon successful completion of national examinations (NBRC), graduates are eligible for positions in short-term acute care hospitals, long term acute care hospitals, homecare DME, aero-medical flight programs, physician offices, tele-health, COPD case management, and respiratory care education and research.

Advisory Committee:

365体育官方网址Bill Alward, MD, FCCP; Steve Minton, MD; Kevin Wilkinson, RRT MBA; Kirk Topham, RRT BS; Bob Guenter, RRT BS, Gordon Lassen, RRT-NPS BS; Gary Clawson, RRT PhD, Loren Greenway, RRT, PhD, Kim Bennion, RRT, MS; Shauna Murray, RRT, MS; Mark Bracken, RRT, PhD; Tim Dunkley, RRT, MS; Jack Fried, RRT, MS.

Accreditation:

365体育官方网址The Utah Valley University Respiratory Therapy Program has been granted provisional accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care is a peer review mechanism that include the involvement of members of the discipline, the broad educational community, employers, practitioners, doctors, the respiratory licensing community and public members. All of these groups participate in a process designed to ensure educational quality.

365体育官方网址The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care can be contacted at:

1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021
(817) 283-2835

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Faculty

Max Eskelson(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Allied Health
Faculty



B.B.A., Business Administration, Salt Lake Community College; M.H.C.A., Health Care Administration, University of Phoenix.

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Dianne Knight(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Alied Health
Department Chair

Department: Dental Hygiene
Faculty

AS, General Studies, Brigham Young University - Provo; B.S., Dental Hygiene, Weber State College; M.B.A., Business Administration, Cal Poly Pomona.

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Karen Preston(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Allied Health
Faculty



B.S., Dental Hygiene, Weber State College; M.Ed., Education, University of Phoenix.

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Kelly Rose(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Allied Health
Faculty



A.S., Respiratory Care, United States Air Force; B.S., Health Care Administration, California Coast University; M.S., Health Education, Trident University International.

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Nicole Swan(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Allied Health
Faculty



B.S., Special Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, M.B.A., Strategy, Claremont Graduate University.

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Sandra Wilson(2015)

Associate Professor

Department: Allied Health
Faculty



A.A.S., Dental Hygiene, Colorado Northwestern Community College; B.A., Broadcast Journalism, Brigham Young University; M.A., Curriculum & Instruction, Colorado Christian University.

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Kathleen Young(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Allied Health
Faculty



A.S., Dental Hygiene, Cabrillo College; B.S., Dental Hygiene, Utah Valley University; M.Ed., Instructional Technology, University of Utah.

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